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By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO -World champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany snatched the Olympic gold in women's long jump with her final leap of 7.00 metres in an enthralling final at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday. A day after Greek Miltiadis Tentoglou won the men's long jump in...
HONG KONG - Standard Chartered PLC posted a 57% jump in its first-half pretax profit, higher than expected, as the bank benefited from an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The bank also announced a $250 million share buyback and resumed interim dividend payments w...
HONG KONG - Standard Chartered PLC posted a 57% jump in its first-half pretax profit, higher than expected, as the bank benefited from an economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The bank also announced a $250 million share buyback and resumed interim dividend payments w...
By Philip O'Connor ENOSHIMA, Japan - A brilliant performance in the medal race saw Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's 49er FX sailing event at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Tuesday. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke came in second to secure...
By Mitch Phillips TOKYO -A world record had been predicted but Norway's Karsten Warholm had to utterly destroy it to hold off American Rai Benjamin and take gold on Tuesday in the men's 400 metres hurdles, in what will go down as one of the all-time great Olympic races....
WELLINGTON -New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's COVID-19 test result is negative, a government spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. Ardern had stepped back from her duties on Tuesday after picking up a "seasonal sniffle" from her three-year-old daughter. She had taken a COVID-19 t...
TOKYO - New Zealand's Lisa Carrington and Caitlin Regal won the gold medal in the women's kayak double 500 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Poland's Karolina Naja and Anna Pulawska claimed the silver medal while Hungary's Danuta Kozak and Dora Bodonyi took the...
SHANGHAI - China's State Administration For Market Regulation is launching an investigation into chip distributors in the auto industry, citing suspicions of price gouging, according to an official statement published on Tuesday. (Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Editi...
By Martin Petty TOKYO - The first openly transgender Olympian said on Tuesday she would likely retire from weightlifting and felt her landmark appearance at the Tokyo Games should not be historic and would be forgotten fast as sport becomes more open and inclusive....
By Philip O'Connor ENOSHIMA, Japan -A brilliant performance in a thrilling medal race saw Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win gold for Brazil in the women's 49er FX sailing event at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour on Tuesday. Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke came in second to sec...
By Linda Sieg and Tim Kelly TOKYO -Japan will focus on hospitalising patients who are seriously ill with COVID-19 and those at risk of becoming so while others isolate at home, officials said, amid worries about a strained medical system as cases surge in Olympics host city Tokyo....
By Brenda Goh and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI -Tencent Holdings Ltd shares were on track to fall by their most in a decade on Tuesday after a Chinese state media outlet branded online video games "spiritual opium", stoking concern that the sector may be next in regulators' crosshairs....
By Karolos Grohmann TOKYO - The IOC said on Tuesday it was waiting for a report later in the day from the Belarusian National Olympic Committee on the case of sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, after launching an investigation into the incident that has rocked the Games....
BEIJING - China's central city of Wuhan will test all residents as it screens them for coronavirus infections, city government official Li Tao told a news briefing on Tuesday. The measures came after the city, where the virus first surfaced late in 2019, reported three domestical...
TOKYO - Chinese divers continued to lead the way in the semi-finals for the men's 3 metre springboard diving at the Tokyo Games on Tuesday, after Xie Siyi and Wang Zongyuan produced a series of impressive dives to claim the top two spots. Xie and Wang, who won the gold medal in...
By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO - Reigning world champion Malaika Mihambo of Germany won the women's long jump gold with her final leap of 7.00 meters at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Brittney Reese of the United States took the silver ahead of bronze medallist Ese Brume...
By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE - Crude oil prices reversed course after an early bounce on Tuesday, as concerns over coronavirus curbs combined with slowing factory activity in key markets weighed on sentiment. Brent crude oil futures shed 5 cents, or 0.1%,to $72.84 a...
TOKYO - Hungary's Balint Kopasz captured the gold medal in the men's kayak single 1000 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Kopasz's compatriot Adam Varga claimed the silver medal while Portugal's Fernando Pimenta took the bronze. (Re...
By Colin Packham and Renju Jose CANBERRA -Australia's New South Wales, home to Sydney, said on Tuesday it could ease a COVID-19 lockdown that demands five million people stay at home until the end of August if 50% of the population is vaccinated, even as new infections linger near a...
TOKYO - Karsten Warholm of Norway won the Olympic men's 400 metres gold medal on Tuesday in a world record time of 45.94 seconds. Rai Benjamin of the United States took silver, with Brazilian Alison dos Santos taking bronze. (Reporting by Mitch Phill...
By Daniel Leussink TOKYO - World champions Belgium earned a spot in the men's hockey finals at the Tokyo Games after beating India 5-2 on Tuesday, giving the 2016 Rio Olympic silver medallists a fresh chance at securing a gold medal. Belgium took the lead less than...
By Hyonhee Shin SEOUL -North Korea wants international sanctions banning its metal exports and imports of refined fuel and other necessities lifted in order to restart denuclearisation talks with the United States, South Korean lawmakers said on Tuesday. The North has a...
TOKYO - Malaika Mihambo of Germany won the gold medal in the women's long jump at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. Brittney Reese of the United States took the silver ahead of bronze medallist Ese Brume of Nigeria. (Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; Ed...
By Clara Denina and Melanie Burton LONDON/MELBOURNE -Financial firms including British insurer Prudential, lenders Citi and HSBC and BlackRock Real Assets are devising plans to speed the closure of Asia's coal-fired power plants in order to lower the biggest source of carbon emissio...
TOKYO - The Cuban pair of Serguey Torres and Fernando Jorge won the gold medal in the men's canoe double 1000 metres competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday. China's Liu Hao and Zheng Pengfei took the silver medal while Germany's Sebastian Brendel and Tim Hecker claimed the...
By Tom Arnold and Marc Jones LONDON - Sri Lanka paid a $1 billion bond last week, but the alarming state of its finances suggests it may have been just another step towards its first sovereign default. All the tell-tale crisis signs are there: bonds at nearly half t...
SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un requested that South Korea reconnect hotlines which Pyongyang severed a year ago, a South Korean lawmaker said on Tuesday after being briefed by his country's intelligence agency. (Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by Chri...
TOKYO - Croatian Sara Kolak's title defence came to a disastrous end on Tuesday as she committed three fouls and was out at the women's javelin qualifier. It was the latest heartbreak for Croatia, a day after Sandra Perkovic fell short in her bid for a third consecutive Olympi...
- Qantas Airways Ltd is temporarily idling about 2,500 employees without pay for at least two months in a bid to cope with fresh COVID-19 restrictions in Australia slashing domestic travel demand. The decision will directly impact domestic pilots, cabin crew and airport workers,...
- Eden Park will host the opening two matches in the Bledisloe Cup after pandemic restrictions forced authorities to reshuffle the schedule of the annual three-match series between New Zealand and Australia as well as games in the Rugby Championship. The first game of the Bledisl...
By Sudipto Ganguly TOKYO - Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas stayed on course for the track double at the Tokyo Olympics and a potential showdown against American Allyson Felix by easing through her 400 metres heat on Tuesday. Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Rep...